State Theatre New Jersey
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Membership Manager

job Overview

As the Membership Manager, you will work to cultivate, solicit, and steward individual donors for State Theatre New Jersey, focusing on strategies to attract new entry-level prospects and grow current levels of support. The Membership Manager is responsible for individual donors from $100- $9,999 and their experience at STNJ. An integral part of the Development team, the Membership Manager will report to the VP, Development and work alongside the Manager of Institutional Relations and Manager of Development Operations to provide a well-coordinated member experience.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant discipline
  • 3+ years of non-profit development or fundraising experience with strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Highly organized with proven analytical and strategic thinking capabilities
  • Advanced skills using fundraising database systems, specifically Tessitura
  • Data driven decision-maker
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • A self-starter with the ability to create strategy, prioritize deadlines, solve complex and sensitive problems and organize information concisely and effectively
  • Ability to work cross-departmentally with multiple stakeholders
  • A team player who is willing to collaborate to achieve the optimal result
  • Knowledge of/ experience in theatre or the arts is a plus
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to accommodate evening/ weekend performances or other events.

Responsibilities

  • Manage and oversee the daily operations of our membership program, including web, email, calls, mailings, and recognition.
  • Utilize Tessitura extensively and effectively to execute acquisition and renewal campaigns, identifying prospect pipelines into and through the program, and using technology and best practices to increase membership dollars while controlling costs.
  • Provide thorough, accurate, and timely responses to all donor requests for information; demonstrate exemplary customer service in all exchanges
  • Build and maintain professional relationships with donors and prospects through outreach, attending events, benefit fulfillment, and ensuring an excellent donor experience
  • Serve as Concierge for donors eligible for that benefit.
  • Coordinate with the Marketing Department and Manager of Development Operations on ticket holds, projections and releases. Analyze usage, make recommendations, and adjust strategies as necessary.
  • Collaborate with the Guest Services to promote exemplary customer service for membership based on level.
  • In concert with VP and other Managers, plan and execute membership events.
  • Understand and support a higher-level strategy for creating a robust donor pipeline that supports future fundraising goals
  • Collaborate with the VP, Development and Manager of Institutional Relations to ensure a structured, systematic program for donor stewardship that will outlast staff changes and assure perpetual and mutually beneficial relationships with donors
  • Collaborate with development team to execute Gala and other larger annual initiatives.
  • Other duties as assigned.

how to apply

This is a full-time position with benefits. Competitive salary offered commensurate with experience. Interested candidates please send cover letter and resume to jnordell@stnj.org.


Production Manager

job Overview

The Production Manager is responsible for the management of the stage and stage crews to ensure that all shows and performances that take place within the State Theatre are safely and efficiently presented for the enjoyment of our audiences, with the highest production values.  Moreover, the Production Manager fosters a positive working environment backstage for both guest artists and stage crews and handles all aspects of the shows advance.  The Production Manager will be actively involved in the planning and scheduling of attraction s and the cost-effective execution of the production bud get.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Advance all shows coming to the Theatre for the main stage with each show's production manager or technical director to ensure load-ins are completed in a timely and cost-efficient manner.
  • Ensure that logistical arrangement s for housing, meals, transportation, in-theatre hospitality, backline, equipment rentals, and other tech rider specifics are fulfilled.
  • Coordinate all other production need s.
  • Oversee all backstage operations, production, and artist liaison duties for the main stage.  
  • Create an advance plan for all show s and mark or direct the appropriate marking of the stage for load-ins/set-ups.
  • Be present on-site for all mainstage events or arrange for substitute personnel to manage the event.
  • Along with the IATSE steward, the Production Manager is responsible for making sure all stagehand calls are filled according to advance plan created in association with the incoming show's production manager.  
  • Supervises the IATSE Steward and the IATSE stage crews and prepares payroll documents for the stagehands.
  • As the technical liaison between renting organizations and the Theater, responsible for communicating the technical details of the event to the Theatre's staff in n a timely fashion, and to offer estimates of expenses to renters.
  • Responsible for trouble shooting problems and settling disputes on stage and ensures timely expense reporting for settlement and the Finance Department immediately following all events.
  • Ensure prompt, accurate communications with internal staff and guest artists/production personnel.
  • Oversee and coordinate Assistant Production Manager.
  • Maintains the Production department budget.
  • Attend all necessary internal and external meetings as a representative of the Production Department.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in related position
  • Strong interpersonal and cultivation skills
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to manage a variety of assignments concurrently and meet multiple deadlines
  • Ability to work a varied schedule to include nights and weekends as dictated by the performance schedule
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products with emphasis on Excel and Word

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years of production management experience.
  • Experience supervising IATSE crews.
  • Experience with budget oversight.
  • Experience with presenting operations.

how to apply

Please provide a cover letter and resume to jstoltman@stnj.org.


ASSISTANT PRODUCTION Manager

job Overview

The Assistant Production Manager is responsible for providing administrative and logistical support for the Production Manager.  They will track spending and inventory, prepare statements, and help coordinate mainstage logistics, with activities such as catering, hospitality, and parking. Additionally, in coordination with the Director of Special Events, the Assistant Production Manager will act as the technical representative for the Studio space, and coordinate needs for the events in that space.  

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist the Production Manager in preparation of paperwork, such as settlement documents, spending statements, schedules, HR paperwork for Production, and inventory controls.
  • Make the logistical arrangement s for housing, meals, transportation, and in-theatre hospitality.
  • Perform data entry for IATSE payroll, both online and in local systems.
  • Act as the Production representative for the main stage in the absence of the Production Manager.
  • Act as the Production representative for Studio space.
    • Coordinate IATSE personnel needs for events.
    • Assist with setup of space, including arraigning for rental needs and coordination with the Director of Event Services.
    • Troubleshoot logistic and production issues.
    • Prepare, distribute, and track all appropriate paperwork.
  • Attend all necessary internal and external meetings as a representative of the Production Department.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in related position
  • Strong interpersonal and cultivation skills
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to manage a variety of assignments concurrently and meet multiple deadlines
  • Ability to work a varied schedule to include nights and weekends as dictated by the performance schedule
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products with emphasis on Excel, Word, and Adobe Acrobat

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1+ years of production management experience.
  • Detail oriented and self-motivated.
  • Work well with teams and individuals with a range of experiences.
  • Experience with live entertainment operations and logistics.

how to apply

Please provide a cover letter and resume to jstoltman@stnj.org.


USHER

Reports to the Director of Event Services

Usher/Ticket Takers are responsible for providing excellent guest service at all State Theatre events. Management is looking for applicants with past experience in direct customer service as well as a wide array of hours of availability including days/nights/weekends/holidays.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Greet and welcome all guests
  • Scan/check tickets to ensure all guests have a proper ticket
  • Direct all guests to their proper seats
  • Correct seating mistakes as necessary
  • Provide prompt and professional responses to all audience inquiries
  • Display a calm and attentive demeanor when rectifying issues with guests
  • Display a positive attitude and excellent customer service skills and when interacting with guests
  • Monitor and enforce patrons to ensure State Theatre New Jersey policies regarding procedure and safety are followed
  • Perform all pre- and post-performance tasks as directed by management
  • Disperse any and all marketing materials as directed by management
  • Assist all Guests in the event of an emergency to locate the nearest Exit or escape route to safety
  • Light maintenance and cleaning
  • Assist special needs and handicapped guests as necessary
  • Physical/Mental Requirements Necessary
    • Ability to carry up to 40 lbs. waist high, including up and down stairs is required
    • Ability to climb steps repeatedly is required
    • Ability to descend/ascend ramps and inclines/declines
    • Ability to stand for long periods of time is required
    • Work indoors/outdoors in a fast-paced, busy environment, with environmental conditions such as noise, dust, heights, dark/dim/absence of lighting, and smoke. Incumbents must have the ability to bend, stretch, reach, and kneel without restriction

  • Must be able to communicate effectively in English, in both written and oral forms 
  • Must have interpersonal skills to deal effectively with all business contacts 
  • Maintain a professional, neat and well-groomed appearance, adhering to State Theatre New Jersey standards
  • Work varied shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays 
  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required 
  • Proof of eligibility to work in the United States is required 
  • Experience with Two Way Radios is preferred ​

how to apply​

Email your resume to Jessica Trechak, Director of Events, at jtrechak@stnj.org.


Concessions/Bartender

job Overview

The Bartender will provide exceptional customer service, and mix and serve drinks to patrons, quickly and without waste. Bartenders must ensure that customers receive prompt service. The general responsibilities of the position include those listed below, but management may identify other responsibilities of the position.

General Responsibilities

  • Greets guests, mixes and serves alcoholic/non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Checks identification of customers to verify age requirements for purchase of alcohol.
  • Bartenders should be friendly, tactful and attentive when dealing with customers.
  • Slices and pits fruit for garnishing drinks.
  • Arranges bar supplies to make attractive displays.
  • Maintains bar area in a neat and sanitary manner.
  • Cleans bar equipment; cleans bars, work areas and tables.
  • Records all sales, collects money, operates a cash/credit card/electronic payment register and follows all cash-handling procedures as required.
  • May prepare and/or sell food items.
  • May stock bar with beer, wine, liquor and related supplies such as ice, plasticware, napkins or straws.
  • Complies with all State Theatre policies and procedures.
  • Reports all accidents and injuries in a timely manner.
  • Complies with all company safety and risk management policies and procedures.
  • Participates in regular safety meetings, safety training and hazard assessments.
  • Attends training programs (classroom and virtual) as designated.
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Job Qualifications

  • High School diploma, GED, or equivalent experience. Rutgers students encouraged to apply.
  • 0 to 1 year related experience.
  • Presents self in a highly professional manner to others and understands that honesty and ethics are essential.
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude.
  • Ability to communicate with co-workers and other departments with professionalism and respect.
  • Maintains a professional relationship with all coworkers, supervisors, managers, customers, and client representatives.
  • Ability to use a computer.
  • Listen carefully to their customers’ orders, explain drink and food items, and make menu recommendations.

General Qualifications

  • Theatre or performing arts experience
  • Business acumen
  • Familiarity with contract language
  • Ability to organize multiple, detail-oriented tasks
  • Ability to work both individually and in a team environment

Physical Requirements

  • Close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus, with or without corrective lenses.
  • Significant walking or other means of mobility.
  • Ability to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 5 hours).
  • Ability to reach, bend, stoop, push and/or pull, and frequently lift up to 35 pounds and occasionally lift/move 40 pounds.
  • Generally in an indoor setting; however, may supervise outside activities and events.
  • Varying schedule to include evenings, holidays, weekends and extended hours as business dictates

how to apply

This is a part-time position and does not qualify for benefits. Competitive hourly wage offered commensurate with experience. Interested candidates contact Jana Lyons at jlyons@stnj.org.


MARKETING/PR INTERNSHIP

The Marketing/PR intern will work closely with staff to implement marketing, public relations, and audience development initiatives. The in-person internship requires a minimum of 15 hours each week between Mon-Fri (9am-6pm) per a mutually agreed upon schedule.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assisting with marketing and PR campaigns for STNJ events
  • Social Media content creation (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn)
  • Writing, editing, and proofing blogs, website and marketing copy, and press releases
  • Assisting with various projects for STNJ's 100th anniversary campaign including research, archival projects, and testimonials

Must have strong organizational skills, strong writing skills, and working knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

This position is on a volunteer basis and is therefore unpaid. Students can arrange to receive college credit.

how to apply

Email your resume and cover letter to Kelly Blithe, Director of Communications & Community Engagement, at kblithe@stnj.org.


DEVELOPMENT INTERNSHIP

State Theatre New Jersey is seeking an energetic and self-motivated individual with strong organizational, written, and interpersonal skills to assist with fundraising efforts. The in-person internship requires a minimum of 15 hours each week between Mon-Fri (9am-6pm) per a mutually agreed upon schedule.

Responsibilities

  • Prospecting using iWave
  • Researching individual prospects and donors
  • Researching companies and foundations for possible partnerships and grant opportunities
  • Writing letters of inquiry, solicitations, and gift acknowledgements
  • Special writing projects (newsletter articles, grant blurbs, social media, posts/blogs, etc.)
  • Data entry and updates using Tessitura
  • Creating and updating Development Department plans and calendars
  • Special event projects
  • Creating, maintaining, and updating lists
  • Filing and file upkeep
  • Mass mailing projects
  • Other duties as assigned

Candidates must possess strong writing skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

This position is on a volunteer basis and is therefore unpaid. Students can arrange to receive college credit.

how to apply

Email your resume and cover letter to Leah Anglum, Manager of Patron Relations & Development Operations, at langlum@stnj.org.


GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERNSHIP

State Theatre New Jersey is seeking an innovative graphic design intern to design marketing materials for STNJ. The in-person internship requires a minimum of 15 hours a week to be worked Mon-Fri (9am-5pm)—per a mutually agreed upon schedule. 

Responsibilities

  • Design web graphics for the State Theatre New Jersey website, social media platforms, and online advertising
  • Design promotional materials such as posters, flyers, and advertisements
  • Resize and touch up photos and artist images
  • Various administrative duties such as proofing copy, working in the State Theatre Digital Asset Management database, and assisting on Marketing Department projects
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • High proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator
  • Strong typographic skills, ability to accept criticism and multi-task, and good eye for proofing
  • Knowledge of Video Editing in Adobe Premiere and HTML a plus

This position is on a volunteer basis and is therefore unpaid. Students can arrange to receive college credit.

how to apply

Email your resume, cover letter, and samples of your portfolio to Tracy Furr, Creative Director, at tfurr@stnj.org.


State Theatre New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal employment opportunity includes, but is not limited to, employment, training, promotion, demotion, leaves of absence, and termination. All applications will be considered only on the basis of the applicant's knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation. It is our established policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

 

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